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Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership
Casting Light or Shadow

Eighth Edition


January 2024 | 584 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Ethics is at the heart of leadership. Leaders must make every effort to make ethical decisions and foster ethical behavior among followers. The Eighth Edition of Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow explores the ethical demands of leadership and the dark side of leadership. Bestselling author Craig E. Johnson takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from many fields of research to help readers make ethical decisions, lead with integrity, and create an ethical culture. Packed with dozens of real-world case studies, examples, self-assessments, and applications, this fully-updated new edition is designed to increase students’ ethical competence and leadership abilities.

 
Part I: The Shadow Side of Leadership
 
Chapter 1. The Leader’s Light or Shadow
 
Chapter 2. Stepping In and Out of the Shadows
 
Part II: Looking Inward
 
Chapter 3. The Leader’s Character
 
Chapter 4. Combating Evil
 
Part III: Ethical Standards and Strategies
 
Chapter 5. Ethical Perspectives
 
Chapter 6. Ethical Decision Making and Behavior
 
Chapter 7. Exercising Ethical Influence
 
Chapter 8. Normative Leadership Theories
 
Part IV: Shaping Ethical Contexts
 
Chapter 9. Building an Ethical Small Group
 
Chapter 10. Creating an Ethical, Inclusive Organizational Climate
 
Chapter 11. Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership in a Global Society
 
Chapter 12. Ethical Crisis Leadership

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"A practical guide to taking ethical theory and applying that theory to personal and organizational character to make ethics foundational to decision making."

David L. Cook
Judson University
Key features

Key Features: 

·         Implications and Applications found immediately after the body of each chapter review key ideas and their ramifications for readers.

·         For Further Exploration, Challenge, and Self-Assessments encourages interaction with chapter content through activities such as brainstorming exercises, small-group discussions, conversational dyads, debates, self-analysis, personal reflection, and application and research projects.

·         Examples and Case Studies from a wide variety of settings such as business, medicine, sports, law enforcement, education, government, nonprofit organizations, and the military encourage readers to reflect on key ethics issues and concepts and to apply what they have learned from the preceding chapters to these narratives.

New to this Edition:

·         29 new case studies include WeWork's Adam Neumann, the Chinese government, Juul, Boeing, National Rifle Association, Greta Thunberg, John Lewis, and Dolly Parton.  

·         16 new self-assessments 

·         New coverage of moral injury, team psychological safety, universal virtues.  Expanded coverage of destructive leadership, ethical competency, impression management, and declarations of human rights.

 

I.   Overall Book Changes

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Table of Contents: (e.g. Reorganization of chapters, chapter deletions, additions, splitting, or combining)

 

The chapters remain in the same order.  None has been added or deleted.

 

 

 

Pedagogy and Feature Sets:

 

 

·       Self Assessments are now located in the body of each chapter rather than at the end. “Looking Further” questions have been included with each assessment to prompt self-analysis, evaluation and application.

 

References:

 

Complete endnotes were previously found at the end of each chapter.  Now shortened versions of the notes for all the chapters are found in a separate section near the end of the book.  There is a complete References section which has been updated from the previous edition, removing sources no longer cited and adding those from this edition.

 

 

Overall Manuscript Length:

500-525 pages

 

 

 

II. Chapter-Specific Changes

Please list changes to each element, including textual revision, tables, maps, charts, figures, data, readings, etc, as applicable.

 

Preface:

 

 

Includes a summary of the revisions in this edition.  Updated with contemporary examples of negative and positive leaders. New Greta Thunberg case demonstrates how anyone can take a leader role.

 

 

 

Chapter 1: The Leader’s Light or Shadow

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Overview of destructive leadership

Shadow of power/High cost of powerlessness

Self-Assessment: Personal Power Scale

Cases: The Ohio State Men’s Sex Abuse Scandal

            Living Like a Billionaire at the NRA

           Big Data and Online Gambling

 

 

 

Chapter 2: Stepping Out of the Shadows

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Shadow Casters: Hubris, greed, lust

Stepping Out of the Shadows (restructured)

  Moral Intelligence

  Growth mindset

Self-Assessments: Hubristic Pride Scale

                              Mindset Quiz

Cases: Flying Too Close to the Sun: WeWork’s Adam (and Rebekah) Neuman

           Money for Nothing? Universal/Guaranteed Basic Income

 

 

 

Chapter 3: The Leader’s Character

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Types of moral exemplars

Humility Code

Deadly leadership narratives

Whistleblowing

Stoicism

Compassionate organizations

Self-Assessments: Virtuous Leadership Scale

                               Personal Optimism and Self-Efficacy Scale

Cases: John Lewis: Getting into Good Trouble

           A Hidden Life Revealed

 

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Chapter 4: Combating Evil

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Syndrome E

Evil as terror management

Active bystanders

Moral injury and self-forgiveness

Spiritual anchors

Self-Assessments: The Forgiveness Scale

                               Spiritual Leadership Scale

Cases: China’s Oppression of the Uyghurs: A “Hellscape on a Staggering

Scale”

“A Veritable Bouquet of Humanity”: Active Bystanders and Justice for George Floyd

         The Pope’s Penitential Pilgrimage: Promoting Healing or Pain?

 

  

 

Chapter 5: General Ethical Perspectives

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Ethical ideology

Feminist ethical perspectives

Workplace dignity

Self-Assessment: Ethics Position Questionnaire

Cases: A New Approach to Leadership Development

          Pardons for Teen Killers

          Effective Altruism: Doing Good Better

 

 

 

Chapter 6: Ethical Decision Making and Behavior

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Self-Control/Ego depletion

The Moral Brief

Mindfulness as ethics training

Moral cleansing/Moral license

Leaders as sense makers

Self-Assessment: Self-Control Scale

Case Scenarios: Shortening the Play List?

                          Jumping to the Front of the Line

                          Siting the Tent City

 

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Chapter 7: Exercising Ethical Influence

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Negotiation dishonesty triggers

Ethical self-leadership

Counteracting disinformation

Self-Assessment: Impression Management Scale

Cases: Digitizing the Museum Collection

            Settling With the Sacklers?

 

    

 

 

 

Chapter 8: Normative Leadership Theories

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